The Schenectady County Community College Foundation, Inc.’s Royal Gala & Alumni Hall of Fame Induction this year is presented by Berkshire Bank and will take place on Tuesday, November 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. This very elegant event will honor Mayor Gary McCarthy ’77 as Distinguished Alumnus; Price Chopper/Market 32 as Distinguished Community Partner; and Terry and Anne Phillips as Distinguished Community Volunteers.
Mayor Gary McCarthy is well-known for his reputation as a hands-on and accessible public servant throughout the community. In 1977, Mayor Gary McCarthy graduated with his associate’s degree from SUNY Schenectady and then continued his education at the University at Albany. He started his career in the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as an Investigator for 30 years. From 1996-1999, he also served on the Schenectady City Council and then was elected as Council President in January 2010. In April 2011, Mayor McCarthy was elected as Mayor of Schenectady and was re-elected to a second four-year term in November 2015.
For 85 years, Price Chopper/Market 32 has fostered numerous trade and philanthropic partnerships across the Capital Region to nourish, sustain, and improve communities. The organization generously supports SUNY Schenectady every year through the Price Chopper/Golub Foundation Scholarship and supports the College’s special events including Food for Thought & All that Jazz, Chefs for Success, and the Royal Gala. The company believes that by supporting SUNY Schenectady it is supporting the next generation of forward-thinking students, especially those who are pursuing culinary careers.
For more than 50 years, Terry and Anne Phillips have been longtime community partners of SUNY Schenectady. In 2017, Terry and Anne became members of the Keystone Society, a group of donors who are recognized and honored for believing passionately about students and their educational mission. In addition to their commitment to SUNY Schenectady, they are both active in the Rotary Club of Scotia.
This year the gala will feature Guest Chefs creating delicious cuisine. The featured chefs are (clockwise from top left): Chef Roie Angerami of Civitello’s Italian Pastry Shoppe; Chef Justin Engineri of Dukes Chophouse; Chef Antonia Lauria ’08 of Gershon’s Deli & Caterers; Chef Guy Sementilli ’93 of Scotti’s Restaurant & Pizzeria; Chef Michael Mastrantuono of 15 Church Restaurant; and Chef Michael Hinrichs of Mazzone Hospitality. Grand Central Station will entertain during this very special evening.
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